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Head of Women’s Football

University of East London

University of East London is a public university located in the London Borough of Newham, London, England.

21 Sep 2022
Part Time
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

Job Purpose:

  • Provide coaching, direction and professional guidance to the UEL Football club (Women) in line with the East London Sport High Performance Strategy
  • Develop, monitor and support Football players to a professional standard of play
  • Recruitment of future players to UEL.
  • To be an inspirational role model for the female players within the programme.
  • Proactively work with our existing Football partners and assist with developing new partnerships to secure mutually beneficial working relationships

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Head coach of the UEL Football Club (Women’s) with specific, year round responsibility for the UEL women’s 1st team including a full preseason, in season and postseason programme of delivery.
  • This role is also responsible for recruiting and managing the assistant coach and 2nd Team coaches Assist in the planning and implementation of a long term Football development plan for UEL.
  • Lead, track and report on the individual development of Football players athletically and academically in conjunction with the wider UEL High Performance Sport Team.
  • Manage UEL Football teams competing in BUCS, including the recruitment, direction and monitoring of coaching staff and assisting the Sports Development Unit in organising BUCS participation.
  • In conjunction with the High Performance Sport Team identify, recruit and support talented Football players in line with the High Performance Sport Strategy and allocated sport scholarship budget against specific performance criteria.
  • Support the UELSports Football club committee in organisation, coordination, communication and planning.
  • To proactively develop our relationship with schools, colleges and partner clubs.
  • To work closely with clubs locally who have University of East London scholarship athletes playing for them to balance playing commitments and player workload whilst developing the East London Womens football pathway.
  • Work proactively alongside the UEL High Performance support team, including other coaches, S&C coaches, video analysts, nutritionists, physiotherapists, etc. to ensure optimum development of players in the high performance programme

Person Specification, Education, Qualifications and Achievements

Essential criteria

  • A minimum FA Level 2 in Coaching Football & working towards UEFA “B” license

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria

  • An understanding of the principles of sports development A, I
  • A good knowledge of the structure of Womens Football in the UK A, I
  • Coaching experience within a club and elite environment A, I
  • Ability to research, develop, create and implement a delivery plan A, I

Desirable Criteria

  • An understanding of the HE & FE sporting sector A, I
  • Experience coaching at national level at home or abroad A, I
  • Experience playing at senior national level at home or abroad A, I

Skills, Abilities and Personal Attributes

Essential criteria

  • Flexible approach to work A, I
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a friendly and approachable manner A,I
  • Desire to develop their own coaching ability A, I

How to Apply

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